2020 Report Released

NC TECH commissions an annual North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report (NC STIR). The inaugural report was released in January 2015, with annual updated releases early in each subsequent year.  The 2020 report highlights (and downloadable full version) can be found at

The valuable information in the report has a variety of uses:

  • Repository of facts, statistics, trends, narratives + insights into NC’s tech industry
  • Guide for companies considering headquarter relocation or operations establishment
  • Source of data + trends for policy makers
  • Collection of stories that highlight the vibrancy of the state’s tech sector
  • Resource for innovation sector organizations, economic development community, + media


Areas for Visibility 

The State of Technology Industry Report will be viewed both statewide and nationally as a resource for those looking to start and/or grow their business in NC. There are three areas for visibility including: 

NC STIR web site –

Online portal of data contains the most comprehensive version of research + analysis from the data collection including the key findings, cluster strengths, trends, + more. 

State of the Technology Industry Roadshow – Briefing Events 

NC TECH will host three regional briefings to share key findings and trends from data collection. The initial release took place on January 24, 2020 in Charlotte at NC TECH’s annual Outlook for Tech conference. Subsequent briefings will be for January 30 in the Triangle and March 5 in Wilmington. 

Triangle Briefing

Wilmington Briefing

Published Directory

NC TECH publishes a Directory of its members for distribution statewide to business and civic leaders. The Directory features the NC STIR findings and underwriters. 

Interested in supporting NC TECH and building brand awareness for your company? For more information, contact Tracy Sternberg at or (919) 856-0393

Video Coverage

NC TECH President + CEO Brooks Raiford appeared in April 2018 on the Spectrum News' "In Focus" program alongside NC's state CIO, Eric Boyette.




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